Herba Artemisiae Scopariae:Yin Chen,Artemisia capillaris,folk legend and fascinating applications!
- Basic Botanical Information of Herba Artemisiae Scopariae.
- Botanical Description of Artemisia Capillaris and other species.
- Food Uses of Artemisia Capillaris,or Virgate Wormwood Herb .
- Legend:Yin Chen and Qing Hao,or Capillary Wormwood Herb Seedling.
- Constituents and Phytochemicals of Herba Artemisiae Scopariae.
- Common Uses of Yin Chen,Artemisia Capillaris Seedling.
- Liver and Gall-Baldder protection of Yin Chen,Artemisia Capillaris Seedling.
Applications and Properties:
Artemisia's unique properties enhance healthy cleansing activities within the body.This vital activity is crucial for those undergoing stressful challenges of toxicity. Toxins that surround us include chemical, physical and biological substances. Detoxification is crucial in the elimination of these harmful stressors since they can lead to many types of illness or disease if not removed.
Stimulates bile production, antimicrobial. Useful for bladder infections, constipation, diarrhea, hepatitis, jaundice and parasitic infections
Yin Chen Hao has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for over 2,000 years. It is considered to be a bitter and cooling herb, clearing "damp heat" from the liver and gall ducts and relieving fevers. It is an effective remedy for liver problems, being specifically helpful in treating hepatitis with jaundice. Modern research has confirmed that the plant has a tonic and strengthening effect upon the liver, gallbladder and digestive system. The leaves and young shoots are antibacterial, anticholesterolemic, antiviral, cholagogue, diuretic, febrifuge and vasodilator. An infusion is used internally in the treatment of jaundice, hepatitis, gall bladder complaints and feverish illnesses. Externally it has been applied in the form of a plaster for treating headaches. The plant is harvested in late spring and can be dried for later use. Yin Chen Hao is contraindicated for pregnant women.
Dosage:10-15 g are normally prescribed, however up to 30 g of usage are sometimes applied.
Safety and Toxicity:
Although no reports of toxicity have been published for this species, skin contact with some members of this genus can cause dermatitis or other allergic reactions in some people. Others suggest not to prescribe it to post partum women who have blood deficiency, spleen deficiency or stomach cold.
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